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St. Aidan School Class Of 2013

The heavy rain on Saturday, June 7 did not dampen the spirits of the friends, family and school faculty who gathered to celebrate graduation day at Saint Aidan School recently celebrated Graduation Day, with eighth graders taking part in a three-part celebration beginning with Mass for the school and parish, followed by a beautiful Communion breakfast hosted by the sixth-and seventh-grade parents.

The day concluded in the evening with a graduation ceremony in the church highlighted by a keynote speech by Fr. Thomas Tassone.

The St. Aidan School Class of 2013 thrived on the school’s tradition of excellence.  In all, these students received over 50 awards and Catholic high school scholarships totaling more than $400,000, for their academic achievement, community and school service, and personal accomplishments. The school’s eighth grade class was accepted into the high schools of his/her choice, which include Chaminade High School, Holy Trinity Diocesan High School, Kellenberg Memorial High School, Our Lady of Mercy Academy, Sacred Heart Academy, St. Anthony’s High School, St. Dominic’s High School, St. Mary’s High School and Xavier High School.   

Founded by the Sisters of Charity and the Franciscan Brothers over 60 years ago, a rich tradition of rigorous academic and spiritual training continues today led by highly-trained lay teachers committed to Catholic Education.  St. Aidan School is committed to technological advancement and maintains state-of-the-art technology in both campuses, including SMARTBoards in every classroom, SMART Tables for the Early Childhood grades, an iPad program, and a cutting- edge Library Media Center capable of worldwide video conferencing.

News

15 Below, an alternative rock band composed of Sewanhaka High School students, rocked the William Gill Theatre in New Hyde Park Village Hall on Wednesday, July 23. The band had the crowd tossing up beach balls to energetic beats and swaying their iPhones along to slower tunes. 

 

“They were very good tonight,” said Darren Derick Polanco. “I always come to their shows.”

New Hyde Park Village trustee Donald Barbieri contends helicopters are still flying right over New Hyde Park and other residential parts of the north shore, harming citizens and the town with excessive and unlawful aircraft noise. In spite of what federal law says and in spite of what a federal court says, the noise levels are still an issue.

 

Barbieri drafted a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration, apprising the entity of New Hyde Park’s situation. The FAA did not return calls for comment.


Sports

 Students at Charles Water Karate & Fitness, located at 122 Hillside Avenue in Williston Park recently received belt promotions after successfully completing a series of extensive exams.

 

“Our goal at Charles Water Karate & Fitness is to facilitate mental growth enabling our students to reach their highest potential as human beings,” says Charles Water, owner and director of the school.

“Our studio teaches students how to defend themselves responsibly while instilling self-confidence, self-discipline and respect for others.”

Runners and walkers from New Hyde Park are invited to join in the fun on one of the most unusual 5K courses on Long Island at the Saturday, Aug. 9 Sands Point Sprint.

 

 The run presents the Long Island running community with an opportunity to traverse a unique combination of paved paths and runner-friendly woodland trails at the Sands Point Preserve. 

 

The August 2013 edition of the Sands Point Sprint attracted 313 finishers, including top New Hyde Park finishers Michael Ringel, who scored first in the 11-14 age group and Dave Frisone, who earned first place honors in the 65-69 age group. Race organizers are looking for both Ringel and Frisone, and a host of other New Hyde Park runners, to be back next week.


Calendar

Literary Club - July 30

Boot Camp - August 2

Six Gun Concert - August 3 


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